Friday, 2 April 2010

What do I see?

We have the wife's nephew and his wife visiting at the moment, and we managed a short walk today before the hailstorms arrived. So, dear reader, can you identify for me this curious purple flower that was blooming on the shady river bank? The flowers are an inch long, and at ground level.




















Also, a view of the abandoned mill, and a peek over the wall at the mayor's immaculate garden.

6 comments:

ReedBunting said...

Lovely photos, but no idea what that plant is!!

Jonathan said...

They're carniverous plants, native to the planet Venus, voracious and highly intelligent. By tomorrow they'll be over thirty feet tall and you'll be all over the news.

Hello... said...

sorry i have no idea what that plant is... but it does look very beautiful.

Cogitator said...

Nice one, J, worthy of Molly.

Paul C said...

These are beautiful gardens and a wonderful idea to write a blog about your destination. We recently enjoyed a trip to France.

Anonymous said...

I came across this plant in France as well and was just as curious. After a bit of search I found what it was, this is an LATHREA CLANDESTINA, a really interesting plant. There is a nice article about it here:

http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/plants-fungi/lathraea-clandestina-purple-toothwort

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